Category Archives: Leadership & Ministry

How to Lead When You’re Not the King

By David Stockton Recently, I was asked to speak to a gathering of church and ministry leaders. They asked me to answer this question: What is it like to work for a strong, older leader? “ I’ve come up with … Continue reading

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Heart Attack

Yes, I had a heart attack. It was a Friday, June 21. I was happy to have a free day to run some errands. Taking care of something on my computer, the darn thing locked up. And I blew up. … Continue reading

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Doing Stuff For God

By Jim Taylor, pastor missionary in Africa—and my friend I’ve never done very much for God. I’ve been walking with him for forty-some years now, but there are very few things I’ve ever done for him. I mostly did whatever … Continue reading

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Seven Essentials of City Transformation Part 1

Changing Your World I was senior pastor of a megachurch for twenty-five years. For pastors of churches large and small, it’s the local congregation that demands our attention. Just being church, doing church, going to church keeps everyone in leadership … Continue reading

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Dangers in Defining Church Membership

Just imagine, the head pastor of your church resigns unexpectedly with no clear successor.  The elders form a committee to select a new head pastor.  When this choice is rejected by some members they file a lawsuit in the local … Continue reading

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My Life For Others

The election is over, and some things never change. Life goes on. God is in control. And people—especially God’s people—have no less a responsibility to do everything they can to help others. Can I take the risk and say that … Continue reading

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